Michael Copon Talks Jacob Black

Dec 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

J-14 did an interview with Michael Copon and he had some very interesting answers in regards to Taylor Lautner and Jacob Black.  What do you think of this interview?  Does it make you want him for the role of Jacob more or less than before?  You can read the entire interview here.

“J-14: Everyone’s putting you up against Taylor Lautner – why do you think you should be Jacob?
Michael: I have nothing against Taylor personally. I think he’s great and tremendous at what he does. But it’s just adjusting to the fact that Jacob has to grow. It’s a matter of going with the storyline. It goes with the territory. I see so much in Jacob Black that I feel like wasn’t brought to the first film that if I had the opportunity, I would totally create an amazing character. He’s more than just a guy who walks around and smiles and likes Bella. It’s just too one-sided. It’s two colors and I feel like Jacob is full of a hundred colors.”

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90 Comments to “Michael Copon Talks Jacob Black”

  1. sam says:

    i love taylor but he is very young for the ‘after’ jacob and i dont mind michael…i never didnt like him

    im still undecided.. :/

  2. emma says:

    absolutely insane. i really cannot stand this guy! this interview threw me over the edge. twilight 2??! are you kidding me? he is an arrogant jerk and i wouldn’t be able to stand it if he got the part. the way he talked about how taylor looks made me want to punch him! taylor has been working so hard to look right and i think he is perfect! taylor better get it…he already is jacob. he is perfect for continuing on as jacob in these movies. he was amazing in twilight. he is a honest and sincere person who truly appreciates this job and the fans! he deserves to continue playing jacob!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    After I read this its just more reasons that I do not want him to play Jacob. Michaels so arrogant! He didnt even read the books!! How can he play Jake if he didnt read the books?! Urg. I dislike him with GREAT intencity.

  4. Tori says:

    “I have nothing against Taylor personally” he says. Yeah right? All he does is talk about how much better he is than Taylor. OMG he’s so not Jacob. He doesn’t even look indian, he looks half phillipeno. “If anything, I feel like I need to bulk down” ?!?!?!?!?!? “Taylor’s probably what, 140, if he’s lucky”? Hello, Taylor looks alot buffer than this jerk. Sorry but I think this guy should sick to being a blue power ranger. All he seems to be looking for is more fame. And “Twilight 2″, “I’ve dabbled through the Cliffs Notes” how can anyone stand for this? This guy doesn’t care about the books at all!!! ” I see so much in Jacob Black that I feel like wasn’t brought to the first film that if I had the opportunity, I would totally create an amazing character” Jacob is Twilight for about 5 minutes, how can you bring more to a character that isn’t suppose to develop till the second book? Maybe he would know that if he had read them!!!!!!!!
    THIS GUY IS A JERK!!!!!!!! TEAM TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Lyncoln says:

    I met Michael Copon a few years back and he was the sweetest guy. But it seems over the years he might have gotten a big head. And I’m not sure why cuz he hasn’t been in anything big. Like I’ve said before, I loved Taylor as Jacob in Twilight, but I do agree that they need to recast him for New Moon. But I don’t think Michael is the best choice. I really really really wish they’d offer the part to Steven Strait! I can’t believe the part where Michael says he didn’t know who Rob was. *rolls eyes*

  6. Cherry Garcia says:

    OH MY GOSH. I am screaming at the top of my lungs. He is so… so… Urg. I can’t stand him. I mean… Urg. Come on. PLEASE don’t put him in New Moon. Taylor Lautner has to stay. PLEASE, PLEASE or I am going to go INSANE and most likely want go see New Moon. Please (I think I’m going to cry) . He sooo does not work. I…I… Urg.

  7. devin. says:

    in twilight all jacob is supposed to be is a smiling face!
    there is no one-sided-ness because that’s the only side there is!
    michael is too full of himself.
    if he does get the role i’ll be very upset.
    taylor hasn’t once called out michael, and this is the second time michael has.
    it’s ridiculous.

  8. Cherry Garcia says:

    OMG. I totally agree with Number 4! Michael thinks he’s better than Taylor, But HE’S NOT. He has a BIG head. He is just looking for fame and don’t care about Twilight at all!!! Urg. So what if he weigh more than Taylor or taller. Twilight the movie was not exactly like the book so why does New Moon have to be! Plus Taylor is SO MUCH CUTER THAN MICHAEL. I was pulling my hair out reading his interview with J-14. What a load up crap.

  9. Cherry Garcia says:

    oops. In number 8, I meant “What a load OF crap”

  10. SeeTheUnseen93 says:

    He seems full of himself… to letters about him playing jacob N-O.

  11. SeeTheUnseen93 says:

    *two
    whoops

    “If anything, I feel like I need to bulk down. Right now I’m close to 200 pounds of muscle. Taylor’s probably what, 140, if he’s lucky? I’m already 200 pounds, so there’s no need for me to get any bigger. Plus he’s 5’6″ and I’m 6’2″. In the book, he grows eight inches and I’m exactly eight inches taller than Taylor. Huge difference.”

    really?? big head much??

  12. Roz says:

    If he has chemistry with Kristin then I think he should get the opporunity.

  13. Alysha says:

    omg hes soooo annoying i hate him

    =[
    i love taylor
    hes so nice and grounded and michael is putting him down
    for being the jacob that twilight jacob is supposed to be
    grrrrrrr

  14. Jessica says:

    Okay first off….I didn’t like the idea of this guy as Jacob to begin with….but now after reading the interview….I REALLY dislike him….he is way to cocky…..I mean “I see so much in Jacob Black that I feel like wasn’t brought to the first film that if I had the opportunity, I would totally create an amazing character.” WHAT???? I thought that Taylor was amazing considering his time on screen.
    “And people are starting to take into consideration that I look exactly like Taylor. If you look at some pictures of us, you will be confused. Not to mention the other day, I ran into someone who knows both of us and said, “Hi Taylor.” I was like, “No, I’m Michael.” Load of Crap!!!! He looks nothing like Taylor…NOTHING!!!!
    “Taylor’s probably what, 140, if he’s lucky?” This part really churned my butter….dogging our beloved Taylor….COCKY!!!
    “I’d be excited to play a part in Twilight 2″ GRRRR…..Twilight 2…..what is he thinking….there is no such movie….it’s NEW MOON….I mean really….do we want a complete and utter idiot playing Jacob….I think not!!!!
    I’m originally Team Edward….but when it comes to Taylor or Michael…..Team Taylor all the way!!!!!

  15. lauren from australia says:

    “I feel like Jacob is full of a hundred colors”

    GAY!

    what does that mean!?!?!?!?!?!

    love you taylor!!!

  16. lauren from australia says:

    i just read on the site that someone reflected my whole attitude towards the interview:

    “SHRINK YOUR WHALE-SIZE EGO!!!”

    agreed. and this guys admits to never having read the books, and thinks he knows jacobs character. he has the biggest ego i’ve ever openly read from an actor.

    SUMMIT PLEASE:
    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

  17. Samie says:

    Wow um, he really needs to get over himself!! thats Flipping funnie. Twilight 2! no *beeping* way did he say that! i read that whole interveiw! if he does play jacob. i wont be all that mad, in some ways, he is a good actor, and he is the right size, BUT, TWILIGHT 2!! i cant get over that! it seems he dont even care about anything. sounds like he only cares about showing off to taylor that he can do better then him.. which i dont think so. taylor can so pull or jacob in the new moon and the rest of the books! taylor did great in Twilight! we didnt see much of jacob in twilight anyways, so. there isnt that much to work with! but anyways im rambleing! sorry.. i’ll end now… TEAM TAYLOR!! LMAO!!!!!

  18. Chloe says:

    Michael Copon looks like Taylor Lautner but can he act like him? But is it better to have Taylor Lautner playing jake. we only sow a little of him in the frist movie. and is in it better to have the same acter in all the movies just like in Harry Potter.

  19. Lola says:

    Taylor did an amazing job playing Jacob, and I really hope they keep him on for the rest of the movies. He IS Jacob as far as im concerned.

  20. Kiersten says:

    Holy crow people… I don’t mean to burst your bubble, but this is reality, not Twilight world. A movie is a freaking movie, as long as the actors can act, does it REALLY matter who plays them?

    I think everyone needs to take a step away from the Twi-world your in and step back into the real world. You need to really look at what you’re doing. You are judging a guy, none of you know on a personal level, and saying he’s a jerk and rude and has a huge ego? Seriously people, he is a human being, not everyone is perfect and not only that, magazines can change those words to make it seem like Michael is a real jerk. It all depends how you look at it.

    Sure Taylor is cute, and my age, but seriously, is he really the best for “Twilight 2″? (lol i love that ^-^) He isn’t the right size, and I don’t think he is a good “after” Jacob. If it’s looks your basing Jacob on, LOOK AT MICHAEL omg the two of them could be brothers for goodness sake! I think if people weren’t so judgemently, they would see that Michael would do a wonderful job. I think Taylor is wonderful and I still freak out everytime I see him on a magazine or on tv, but I think the Jake train has left the station and Michael is on it… Sorry Taylor and crazy stalker fan girls.

    Please, I don’t mean to offend or make anyone mad at me, but just look at what you’re doing

    - Kiersten

  21. Chloe says:

    J-14: How familiar are you with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books?
    Michael: I’ve read the first one and I’ve dabbled through the Cliffs Notes of the second and third ones. I haven’t had time to actually sit down and read the whole book, but I kind of know what happens.
    yet hes saying what jacob is like!! he hasnt even read New Moon!! just ahem cliffs notes oh well he must know all about Jacob then.

    What a JOKE!

    Taylor deserves the part of Jacob!!!!! This guy needs to stop making comparisons to Taylor and work on him image. because right now he isnt “growing” on the fans.

  22. Lin says:

    “I’ve seen Rob out here and there and we’ve hung out and had great conversations. Funny enough, before I knew who he was, I said, “I’d be excited to play a part in Twilight 2″ and he said, “Oh yeah, I’m in the first one.” I was like, “Who do you play?” He’s like, “Edward.” I felt so bad! ”

    he didn’t even freaking know who played edward.
    this guy is a joke.

  23. Bagels says:

    ok, i’m still undecided, maybe if he gets the role and plays it well he’ll annoy me less, but there’s just something about him that really bugs me. i’m sure he’s just excited about getting the part but he’s doing it in a really obnoxious way. if he just toned it down a bit (like his own comparisons between him and taylor!) then maybe i’d like him more, but until then…

  24. Robby says:

    I’m not a fan of the idea of anyone recasted as jacob, but this whole situation with michael I’ve just kept myself at switzerland-mindset. This meant no trash-talking the guy, especially bombarding his facebook with rude insults and whatnot (I’m still so ashamed that twilighters would do that). Besides…nothing was final on whether or not michael is going to get the part.

    So when I found this interview at some other place, I got curious and started reading it (afterall, I didn’t know anything about the guy)……then I started skimming because some of the stuff I read caught me off guard (as rude/conceited/plain “what in the world?!”)…..but when I got to the answer about him reading CLIFF NOTES, my patience snapped and I quickly clicked the lil “x” button for the window. I didn’t need to read anymore, otherwise I would be more upset.

    In response to commentor #20, I totally understand what you saying…but I’m sure that there are a good handful of people like me who were not crazily biased about the guy. But after this interview, my neutral respect for him shattered. I know it’s only one interview….but the way he praises himself reminds me of a really badly constructed resume. If this interview was done after he actually got the part (which the interview will be named as “why do you think you got the part as jacob”), then I definitely won’t be as upset about it as I am now, cuz atleast he has a reason to brag.

  25. Meredith says:

    I CAN’T FREAKING STAND YOU! UGH!
    Sorry, had to rant.
    He is way too arrogant, cocky, and has too much of an ego.
    I vote Taylor. (:

  26. Peri says:

    NONONONONONO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok so this guy needs to geet over himself!!!!

    Taylor is amazing for the role!!!!!
    this guy says he hasnt read the books n then he’s like”I would totally create an amazing character…..I feel like Jacob is full of a hundred colors.” WTF?!?!?!?!?! if u havent read the books u have nothing to say!!!!!

    GO TAYLOR!!!!BOO THIS….LIAR WHO CALLS HIMSELF AN ACTOR!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Keep Taylor says:

    deffinetly made me dislike him even more!! seriously, he brings taylor into every question he gets asked saying “how much better” (not) he is than taylor! please keep taylor lautner!

  28. Megan says:

    I don’t like him.
    My little brother used to watch Power Rangers… and I think Michael was one of them. Or he looks darn close to one of them. Anyways, I can’t get that image out of my mind. Jacob jumping in and making all of those weird noises… no. NO NO NO!!! I never was a big Jacob fan, but I think this guy will make me HATE, no, LOATHE Jacob! He’s just so… cocky and big-headed and self absorbed! I think Steven Strait would be a much better choice… and he looks better, too.
    I’ve heard that Taylor was buffing up for New Moon, trying to get his spot back, and if he did buff up, it’d be cool. But he’d still be short – like 5’5” or something? Instead of 6’7”… but I think they should use Taylor at the beginning, when he’s still semi-Jake but starting to buff up, and then after he stops calling Bella, use Steven or whoever. But pleasepleaseplease PLEASE not Michael. He doesn’t even LOOK Native American. Ugh.

  29. Megan says:

    I got to I think the second question, and he said someone confused him and Taylor… is that person BLIND? They don’t look a thing alike!

  30. Lindsey says:

    I kinda think that Taylor needs to be replaced to keep with the story line and when I first saw this guy as a replacement Ithought it may be good choice and still do. However, that doesn’t mean I personally like him. He seems like a complete jerk! I mean “I am close to 200 lbs. of muscle and Talyoe is only 140 if hes lucky? So theres no need for me to get any bigger.”

    Who in the freaking world does this guy think he is? A gift sent form God to bless us with his presence? Im sorry but that is ridiculus! Not to mention if you’re trying to get a part in the movie, dont you think you should probably read the book that the movie is based off of? Ridiculus!

  31. Kelly says:

    emma- you took the words right out of my mouth!
    im not liking this!

  32. Jamie Lenora says:

    I pretty much agree with every one else here. I think that Michael is too cocky, and It think Taylor deserves the role more. Taylor’s been working so hard! I read on his blog that was posted a few months ago that he was already starting training to get big and bulky for the role. In all honesty, I probably won’t go see the movie if Michael is cast as Jacob. However, I think Michael might be good for a role like Jared or Paul? Either of them would be fine. Just not Jacob!!

  33. Someone says:

    NO TAYLOR NO FANS!!!!

  34. Faith Cullen says:

    Ok! this is getting insane! wouldn’t it be SO MUCH easier if they didn’t recast Jacob?? I LOVE TAYLOR! DONT CAST THIS GUY! he doesn’t even care about the books, the fans, nothing! He just wants more fame! GIVE TAYLOR THE ROLE! HE DESERVES IT!! make him look more buff! there’s CGI! he’s working out everyday for this role! he would be hurt after all the work he’s done and he doesn’t get it! and looses it to this big headed guy?? NO WAY- I WILL NEVER LET THAT HAPPEN! and there’s something called makeup! make him eat his veggies! ANYTHING! JUST GIVE THE ROLE TO TAYLOR! they already have shirts and merchandise that says “Team Taylor” on it, so wouldn’t it be to late?? Reading this makes me hate him even more! and it just gets worse and WORSE! and ummm… come again? excuse me! “I am close to 200 lbs. of muscle and Talyoe is only 140 if hes lucky? So theres no need for me to get any bigger.” i cant stand this guy!!!!!!!!!!!!! he’s such a jerk! “Twilight 2″?? you have GOT to be kidding me!! He hasn’t even read the books! He knows nothing about Jacob! he can just keep his mouth shut! Get over yourself Michael! If they heir this guy there are going to be mobs of angry people! this is just unbelievable! “I have nothing against Taylor personally” is this a joke? TEAM TAYLOR ALL THE WAY! TAYLOR TAYLOR TAYLOR TAYLOR!!!! WE LOVE YOU TAYLOR! WE ARE FIGHTING FOR YOU!
    (sorry, i had to get that out of my system :P LONG LIVE TAYLOR!)

  35. Sasha says:

    when you put it that way…yes Jacob had to grow. But michael is HOT and maybe sounds like he knows what he is talking bout…

    mmhmm

  36. peeves says:

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeezzz.
    Lots of hate comment about him.
    I do want another Jacob once he becomes a werewolf because Taylor has a to much of a happy face. Not that i am saying anything bad about Taylor it is just that we need a guy has a more manly 25 year old face once Jacob changes.

  37. Amanda says:

    he is ridiculous. of course jacob seemed a bit one-dimemsional in the first film; its because he wasnt a major character!! he only appeared 3 times, as was in the book!!!!!! jacob still needs to be normal in the beginning of the movie, he needs to remember that.
    this guy is wayyy too cocky. this is one of the reasons i liked taylor lautner better: hes all humble and seems like a nice guy. this michael guy is acting like hes already got the part. im gonna laugh so hard when he doesnt.

  38. the twilight freak says:

    not to be rude or anything but this interview is disgusting sad and so is copon himself.
    who is he to insult taylor? taylor is humble and modest while this guy is a morbidly obese freak.
    so he needs to stop bad mouthing taylor and start going to the gym or something.
    no offense or anything. :P
    i still think copon should be given a chance though since a lot of people hate him just so he can prove that he’s not as bad as they think. he could be another werewolf. he still needs to read the books if he wants to connect w/ the fandom.
    its kinda obvious that he’s doing this just to add it on his resume….and for the fame and screaming fan girls as well…

  39. Kate says:

    Ugh I hate him! He CAN NOT be Jacob! He is such an arrogant jerk, and is only doing it for the money and to have it under his belt.

  40. the twilight freak says:

    please excuse my comment above. i’m ashamed of myself.
    sorry…i was about to exploded because of my anger and frustration and other useless emotions.
    oh whoops. i think i did explode in the beginning of my comment.

  41. Tori says:

    there needs to be a vote put up then sent to summit about how many people want Taylor. When they get something that says about 90% of all twilight fans want Taylor to play Jacob in the movie they will have to put him in. Summit needs to see the TRUTH!!!!!!!!!

  42. the twilight freak says:

    OMG tori! fantastic idea….
    we could also make a petition or something….

  43. Alice says:

    i am sorry that i am being exceedingly rude but this guy is an arrogant jerk! (well from this interview)

    HE IS COMPARING HIMSELF TO TAYLOR…. this part made me really upset
    “If anything, I feel like I need to bulk down. Right now I’m close to 200 pounds of muscle. Taylor’s probably what, 140, if he’s lucky? I’m already 200 pounds, so there’s no need for me to get any bigger. Plus he’s 5′6″ and I’m 6′2″. In the book, he grows eight inches and I’m exactly eight inches taller than Taylor. Huge difference.”

    140 if he’s lucky!? that is really mean. and also i feel like he is lying. i think that from interviews and things i have heard we need taylor for jacob, i think he can handle it!

  44. Jasmine says:

    “140 IF HE’S LUCKY” THAT IS SOOOOOOOOOO MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND HE’S SUCH A BULLISHIT BRAGGERI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE KINDA LOOKS LIKE TAYLOR BUT HE IS DEFINITELY NOTHING COMPARED TO HIM!!!!!!!!! I WANT TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JAZZ (TEAM CULLEN!)

  45. Olinda says:

    i want Taylor!!!!
    maybe they can do
    something to make him
    look older!
    i dont want him!!

  46. Olinda says:

    i want Taylor!!!!
    maybe they can do
    something to make him
    look older!
    i dont want Michael!!

  47. CullenCrazy17 says:

    ok…so i nvr did want him, but this still makes me want him less!!!
    he cannot bring tht much to the character!!! who is he kidding! last time i checked he wasnt a vry good actor at all (no offense) and taylor is!
    and he has no right to talk smack about taylors muscles!!! who cares if he has 200 lbs of muscle! taylor is still so much better!!!
    plus, evn if taylor is a little shorter then he should be, at least he still looks the right age! michael just looks to old to b jacob!
    finally, he is just too much of an egomaniac!!! maybe its just me but it seemed like he was just bragging about himself throughout the whole interview!!!
    I HATE IT!!! i mean i guess i dont have any personal hatred towards him, but if he is cast, that might change!!!
    PLEASE SUMMIT…DONT REPLACE OUR TAYLOR!!! he means too much to me and probably SOOOOOO many others!!! if u care about your fans at all then dont get rid of him!!!

  48. CullenCrazy17 says:

    PS
    just reading through some of the comments above…you guys r soooo right!!! someone needs to show summit whats going on out here in the real world!!! no one but them actually want michael so y evn cast him just so they can get tons of hate mail evry day!!??!!! just reading through these messages and i think they would understand!
    “NO TAYLOR, NO FANS!” except for like two!

  49. Jacob's Girl says:

    To me, he looks like “after” Jacob, but he seems too over confident. He’s got a huge ego going there, and he’s gonna have to come back down to earth before he gets the part of Jacob – if the fangirls don’t eat him first. lol

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